Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Snapshot - Sumatran Earthquake

From the extremely helpful Tsunami Blog:
* Magnitude 8.7 earthquake strikes off Indonesia's Sumatra island
* Hundreds may have been killed on Indonesia's Nias island, says police official.
* No immediate reports of a tsunami
* Thousands flee to higher ground on Thailand's southern Andaman Sea coast. Thailand later cancels tsunami alert.
* India issues tsunami warning and orders coastal areas evacuated. It later cancels warning
* Malaysian police advise people on west coast to get out of the path of possible tsunami
* Sri Lanka evacuates coastline but later lifts tsunami alert
* Quake one of eight biggest since 1900 by magnitude


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